Lithium is not a drug but an essential mineral element. Deficiencies can occur due to diet and water sources, and may be depleted with the consumption of mercury, aspartame, MSG, BPA and other excitotoxins. Recent research is now discovering numerous applications for low dose Lithium from 1-10 mg per day. Lithium at this dose range may provide the following physiological benefits, according to Timothy Marshal, PhD:
- Assist in vitamin B12 and folate transport and uptake
- Stimulate the proliferation of stem cells
- Up regulate neurotrophins, which are important for neuronal (nerve) function, plasticity, and repair
- Promotes brain health and function
- May improve cognition
- Improves mood
- Reduces nervousness
- Lithium is antagonistic to mercury
Food High in Lithium: Cacao, oats, seafood, seaweed, fruits, goji berries, and vegetables.
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